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Cairns is the gateway to the stunning World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, and attracts over two million visitors annually. The laid-back city boasts world-class sporting facilities, a swimming lagoon overlooking the picturesque Trinity Inlet, and a popular esplanade lined with cafes, restaurants and bustling markets. Our Cairns campus is located in the western suburb of Manunda approximately 10 minutes drive from the city centre.

What's on offer at the Cairns campus

Our Cairns campus features student-run training facilities including a hair and beauty salon, restaurant, cafe and coffee shop, as well as a range of support services to help you achieve your personal, educational and employment goals. The campus offers a wide range of study areas including accounting, aged care, automotive, beauty and hairdressing, building and construction, business, child care, civil construction, community services, cookery, electrotechnology, engineering, English language studies, health, horticulture, information technology, music, nursing, sport and fitness, tourism and hospitality, training and assessment, and visual arts.


Facilities and services

  • Art galleries - Gallery Y and Banggu Minjaany Art Gallery
  • Basketball court
  • Child care centre
  • Customer service centre
  • Cyber security training facility
  • Hairdressing and beauty training hub
  • Library and learning support centre
  • Makerspace - advanced manufacturing creative hub
  • Nursing simulation room
  • Restaurants, canteen and cafe
  • Wi-Fi and video conferencing facilities
  • Capstone testing room
  • CO2 freezer training rooms

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Street address

Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets,
Cairns Qld 4870

Postal address

Locked Bag 1,
Cairns Qld 4870

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Public transport

Sunbus operates bus services in the local area with the closest bus stop located out the front of the campus on Newton Street.


If you live nearby, cycling could be another cost effective option to get to class with bike racks available on campus.


We have plenty of free on-site parking available for students at our Cairns campus.

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